Whether it's a hard hitting, pissed off metal mix or smooth and clear sound, I'll be sure to meet your expectations.
I specialize in rock, metal and country genres, but truly enjoy mixing and mastering any genre that contains acoustic instruments. Whether it is, Latin, R&B, Blues, Ska or Reggae, I place maximum effort in your work of art to achieve the sound you desire.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Diego Leonardo
Diego is not only a great mixing and mastering engineer but he understands what the song is trying to convey and fine tunes so that the message comes across. Always a pleasure working with him.
Diego Leonardo knows mixing! Truly knows it. We can assure he is On his way to become a mixing superstar. Gets exactly the sound you want and adds a special touch. Our go to mixing engineer.
This guy is the next big thing! I sent him a hip hop song that needed a lot of work and he made it sound totally awesome dude!
Sent him a mix I made from home, he fixed it up well. Extremely happy with the final product!
Interview with Diego Leonardo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix and master rock, metal & country bands.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Joey Sturgis, Jacob Hansen, Machine, Chris & Tom Lord-Alge.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix and master everything in the box using Sonarworks and Waves, Soundtoys, Slate Digital and Pllugin Alliance plugins just to name a few.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I ask my clients for a reference track to get a taste of what they want their music to sound like then I review any changes or editing the audio files may need, then I start mixing. I like using the top down mixing method.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a sense of clarity and emotion.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say making vocals sit perfectly in the mix while being staying as present as possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any type of Rock, Metal & Country.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overdo it. Some of the best music out there contains the most simple production.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the band Architects. They are one of my favorites.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, open, clear and powerful.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been involved with music since I was 9 years old. Started playing guitar, joined a handful of bands over the years. I started mixing in 2015.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My DT-770 Pro headphones, laptop, interface, a microphone and guitar.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Learn how to organize your audio files/session for mixing. Whether it is for myself or any other engineer, it is important you learn how to organize your audio files/session. It will help you in the long run when you begin to send your music out to top tier mixing engineers.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Have you sent out your music for mixing services before or is this your first time? Where else can I hear your music? What services are you looking for? Can you send me a reference track? Do you plan on submitting your music to streaming services/If so what platforms? What is your budget? Do you have any questions for me?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I will automatically edit everything before mixing lol.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you charge any lower? My answer: Depends on the amount of work needed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make people happy by bringing their music to life... And I get to listen to music all day lol
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give 200% of my effort to satisfy you. If I can't do the job, then I will be honest and refer you to someone that can.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Analog because it more fun and nothing can beat the real thing. Digital because it is less expensive, more flexible and in this day and age, technology has improved so much that it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between analog and digital.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A mix for a band called Gravity Grave.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Rossemberg Maza's demo. It was very challenging considering it was the first time I had worked on that genre and ultimately made the client happy. I was the mixing and mastering engineer.